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Port number of backup exec using

Created: 20 Sep 2011 • Updated: 16 Jan 2013 | 3 comments
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I just purchsed 1 backup Exec with CD, 2 agents of Windows systems and 2 agent of SQL

The backup exec will be installed in a backup server with connected with tape library.

I want to know which port is need for the applcation to backup another windows system and SQL server.


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Kiran Bandi's picture

Refer to "About using BE with Firewalls" section and "BE port Numbers" section in BE admin guide.

You can find the admin guide here:


RahulG's picture

refer the following document

check the following lines

"During operations such as backups, a Backup Exec for Windows Server will first communicate to the Remote Agent on the static listening port (control connection) and then pass data back and forth using dynamic (ad-hoc) ports that are either random (by default) or can be configured to use a specific range. ' The port used by remote agent is by default 10000 which  you change . Have look on the following as well tools--Options-Network sna security ..

To install remote agent you need

  • File and Printer Sharing
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and also  Port 445 which is for netbios
  • CraigV's picture

    Hi Kent,

    A full list of ports is on the TN below:


    Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support: